UNA-MN is more than advocacy and informative programs — we support Minnesota educators across the state in the pursuit of great educational programming. Model UN is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and its other multilateral bodies where students perform an ambassador role while debating topics such as gender equality, climate action, global health, and more.

Each year UNA-MN hosts fall and spring conferences where students from across the state come together to debate important, real world issues that the United Nations faces.

Our Fall 2024 Model UN Conference will be held at Macalester College on Friday, November 15, 2024.

Additional Conference information will be posted as it becomes available.

For more information please contact Linda Pitner at lindap@unamn.org.

Topics from the Spring 2023 Conference:
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA): The Nuclear Situation in Iran: Follow-Up on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
United Nations Security Council (UNSC): The Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA): Drastically Reducing Maritime Pollution, including Plastic
General Assembly Third Committee: Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues (GA3): The Right to Privacy in a Digital Age

Our 2022 fall Conference was held at Macalester College on November 18th. Fifteen area High Schools and one Junior High School participated, bringing 510 students.

KSTP TV – Channel 5 evening news report

For information on getting involved with Model UN, please contact Linda Pitner

Global Classrooms (AKA Model UN) Video from 2004

Pictures from the our spring Model UN at the University of Minnesota

Model UN in the Palm of Your Hand

The MyDiplomat app is a free education resource that will connect users with world issues at the forefront of UN policy debate. Simulations place a group of individuals in the shoes of diplomats, challenging them to think and speak about global issues from the perspective of another country’s ambassador. MyDiplomat is a fun, interactive way to learn about the UN while practicing important skills such as decision making, effective communication and critical thinking.

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